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  • Citra-Fusion-1.0 Blue Bee - This month we have yet more specials available. The first of which is Citra Fusion 4.4% this American pale ale is jam packed with one of our favourite varieties of hops Citra, which impart plenty of citrus and passion fruit flavours .
  • made in chelsea Sheffield Brewery Company - Ever wondered how your perfect pint is crafted? Learn how to brew beer with this deal from The Sheffield Brewery Company, and let the experts teach you a few of their tricks of the trade. You can book for one, two, three or up to four people at one time and enjoy a 'brewer for the day' experience.
  • 10151868_491234087644526_5622574642809138810_n Abbeydale Brewery - First up, we very happy to announce that we managed to raise over £2,250 for JBMF over SunFest, so thank you once again for your support. Anyone that managed to make it down to GBBF in London, we hope you enjoyed the Belfry we had available! Talking of beer festivals check out the advert for the first Devonshire Cat Beer Festival 1st-4th October.
  • Steel City Brewing - Steel City have given the politics a break and gone back to their more usual music references with The Light At The End Of The World (a long-overdue My Dying Bride reference). This is a 'typical' Steel City Transatlantic Pale Ale, using Low Colour Maris Otter and a bit of Wheat Malt in the mash, with Columbus for bittering followed by Mosaic and Rakau for flavour and aroma.
  • Thornbridge Paul Leeyen and Simon Webster Thornbridge Brewery - Thornbridge beers are gaining popularity worldwide with exports growing in over 30 countries during the past 5 years. And as the number of their international beer fans grow “Partnerships, says Simon Webster, Thornbridge’s Chief Operating Officer, with importers and those managing bars that stock Thornbridge are crucial to ensure our beers reach the drinker in the best of condition”.
  • Great Taste Award Winning Beers Thornbridge Brewery - Great Taste Awards 2015; Jaipur and Halcyon voted in the top 50 UK Food and Drinks We are very excited to have received 5 awards for our beers at the Great Taste Awards 2015!
  • landscape brewed in Sheffield-page-001 Exit 33 Brewing - Exit 33 Brewing are introducing a new range of special beers under the banner Club 33. ‘The idea for the beer series came from our recent trip to the Oregon Brewers Festival in Portland after a brew day with Lucky Lab Brew Co. We love playing with recipes and brewing one offs specials. The Club 33 beers will never be repeated and will always be full on in terms of flavour’
  • fuggle sep15 Fuggle Bunny Brewhouse - Fuggle Bunny Soapstar You may think Fuggle Bunny has been quiet of late......however quite the opposite we have been hopping all over the place. We had raving reviews from our beers that were commissioned for the CLA game fair, with Angus the premium pale Ale beer being a real showstopper.
  • truenorth_logo_mono True North Brewing Co - After brewing out of a few different local breweries for the past couple of years, exciting times are ahead for True North Brewing Co. We have recently purchased our own 10bbl kit and last week picked up the keys to our new city centre brewery site which will both house the Brewery and Tap House.
  • Gosforth Gold 1 Drone Valley Community Brewery - Their second beer, Gosforth Gold, was launched in two venues on the same day with first pour events at the Beer Stop in Dronfield (pictured) and the Miners Arms in Hundall.

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Festivals

Below is a guide to beer events in or near Sheffield that we are aware of over the next month or two. Whilst we believe the information is correct at time of going to press, we advise checking direct with the venue/organisers before making any special journeys.
Latest listings of CAMRA organised beer festivals can be found at www.camra.org.uk and a guide to commercial festivals and pub events can be found online at www.aletalk.co.uk.

Miners Arms, Hundall

Thu 27 – Mon 31 Aug

Following the success of the Miners’ inaugural beer festival as part of Three Valleys Festival in June, they are hosting another one over the August bank holiday weekend to coincide with the charity cricket match and Land Rover trials in the village. An outside bar will host a range of beers and ciders and Deli-Licious of Dronfield will be providing a food stall. TM Travel bus 14 (Dronfield-Chesterfield) runs past the pub door during the daytime Mon-Sat.

Hope Valley Beer & Cider Festival @ The Old Hall

Thu 27 – Mon 31 Aug

The Old Hall Hotel in Hope’s regular bank holiday beer festival where a marquee appears outside playing host to a range of around 40 real ales and 20 ciders plus food and music. Buses 272/273/274 (Sheffield-Castleton) pass the pub’s door or Hope railway station is a 10 minute walk away.

Anglers Rest, Bamford

Sat 29 – Mon 31 Aug

The Anglers Rest in Bamford hold a bank holiday beer festival. Buses 273/274 pass the pub’s front door or Bamford station is about 10-15 minute walk away.

Elsecar by the Sea (Barnsley CAMRA)

Thu 3 – Sat 5 Sep

The next instalment of Barnsley CAMRA’s regular year round programme of beer festivals! This one is held at Milton Hall on Fitzwilliam Street, Elsecar, a 5-10 minute walk from Elsecar railway station which is served by the hourly Sheffield-Leeds via Barnsley stopping train. The festival features around 30 real ales sourced either locally or from coastal locations along with cider and perry. There is also food available, a tombola and CAMRA products stall. The beer festival is running alongside the Elsecar-by-the-sea gala weekend which takes place across the village and includes street theatre, entertainment, stalls and rides in the famous Elsecar Park, the 4 local pubs are also taking part. See www.barnsleycamra.org.uk for more information.

Tamworth CAMRA

Thu 3 – Sat 5 Sep

At the Assembly Rooms, a 10 minute walk from the railway station with a choice of around 90 real ales. See www.lstcamra.org.uk for details.

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Awards

  • Cremorne POTMJUL15 by JB Photo gallery - We recently presented Pub of the Month to the Cremorne on London Road and District Pub of the Year to the Anglers Rest at Millers Dale.
  • IMG_0960 Pub of the Year 2015 - At the recent branch AGM, the winners of our Pub and Club of the Year competitions were announced by outgoing branch Chairman Alan Gibbons.
  • IMG_6056 National Club of the Year - CAMRA recently announced the winner of their National Club of the Year Competition as Wortley Men's Club, which beat off competition from over 28,000 clubs nationwide.
  • Exposed Awards - Exposed Magazine presented their Sheffield awards on the 12th March and a number of real ale outlets won awards. ‘Best Traditional Pub’ went to the Fat Cat, ‘Best New Bar’ went to the Beer House Micropub, ‘Best New Restaurant’ went to Anchorage. Best local Brewery was awarded to Kelham Island Brewery.
  • Steel City Beer Awards - Several teams of judges blind tasted all the beers in the festival by category on the opening night. The category winners were then judged against one another to produce an overall winner.
  • OffLicenceNewsAwards Best beer off in the North! - The country’s best beer retailers were honoured at the inaugural Celebrate British beer Awards held at the House of Commons last night.
  • POTS WINTER14-15 MINERS ARMS HUNDALL Pub of the Season Winter 2014/15 - Our Dronfield & District sub branch have voted the Miners Arms at Hundall as the winner of their Winter Pub of the Season award.
  • Anglers Rest DPOTY July presentations - A select crowd headed out to the Anglers Rest at Millers Dale for the presentation of our District Pub of the Year award.
  • gate troway Dronfield Pub of the Season Summer 2014 - Members of our Dronfield & District sub-branch have voted to award their Summer Pub of the Season to the Gate Inn at Troway.
  • P1020749 Pub of the Month May 2014 Presentation - The Closed shop team were presented with their winners certificate on an enjoyable evening that also featured a beer festival, games and a chip butty based buffet.

Shop News

  • Hop Hideout - Abbeydale’s award winning specialist beer shop Hop Hideout launched their Tasting Room in August, enabling customers to sit in the intimate space and enjoy the wide range of bottled beers and ciders on offer from across the globe. The Tasting Room will be open from noon to close, Tuesday to Sunday and in addition to […]
  • mitchells-virtual-tour Focus on…. Mitchell’s Wines - Dennis Mitchell opened his butchers shop at Meadowhead in 1935 to service the new build residential area of Meadowhead and Norton. In 1963 the shop was enlarged to create an off-licence section or beer off as they were then known.
  • IMG_20150410_105919 Hop Hideout expands - After 16 months trading within Vintedge on Abbeydale Road, the award winning Hop Hideout has moved location to an independent neighbouring shop at 448 Abbeydale Road; nestled alongside the original unit in the Antiques Quarter.
  • OffLicenceNewsAwards Best beer off in the North! - The country’s best beer retailers were honoured at the inaugural Celebrate British beer Awards held at the House of Commons last night.
  • DSCF1873 The Beer Stop @ Dronfield - In addition to a number of very good pubs, a new craft beer off licence has opened in Dronfield in December
  • beer-central sds proper logo Beer Central celebrates first anniversary - “The bells were ringing in Beer Central last month as they celebrated their first birthday on the 25th November.
  • HopHideout Hop Hideout celebrates first birthday - Sheffield based specialist beer shop, Hop Hideout, is celebrating its first anniversary after opening its doors in November last year.
  • DSC_0494 Beer Central - Beer Central have just celebrated their first six months of trading down in the Moor Market and continue to sell an excellent range of bottles, cans, mini-kegs and gift boxes.
  • img_2604 New Sheffield beer shops - StarmoreBoss (above) is a new boutique and bespoke off-license retailing specialist quality wine, craft beer and intriguing spirits.

Pub News

  • shapeimage_1 Coach & Horses, Dronfield - A new free live music event is set to burst on the scene in Dronfield this August.
  • Harlequin Roof Terrace Harlequin, Nursery Street - Live music dates for August are: 1st Blues Train; 8th AK47 80's tribute band; 15th Rodger; 22nd Hobo Shakes and 29th Outside the box.
  • Sheaf View POTM Sheaf View – a good time was had by all… - On the 9th of June CAMRA members and pub regulars gathered at the Sheaf View for a multiple celebration – the pubs anniversary, the launch of Neepsend Brewery beers and our presentation of Pub of the Month. Delicious freshly carved roast lamb sandwiches were available at a reasonable price to raise funds for the Heeley […]
  • The Angel Hotel, Spinkhill The Angel at Spinkhill - The Angel Spinkhill Community Interest Company (CIC) recently concluded the sale of The Angel, to Chris and Jean Norfolk. Chris is a successful and experienced local restaurateur who the CIC believe has the vision and expertise to take The Angel forward as a thriving pub/restaurant.
  • shiny sheff Shiny Sheff - After being closed for six months, The Shiny Sheff at Lodge Moor reopened after a major refurbishment, even the car park is weed free.
  • WhatPub What does the committee pubs officer do? - Sheffield CAMRA's new Pubs Officers, Paul Crofts and Mark Boardley on the challenge of keeping track of Sheffield & District pubs.
  • Neepsend Brewco Sheaf View - The Sheaf View, Heeley will be hosting a night not to be missed on Tuesday 9th June. We are delighted to be accepting the Sheffield CAMRA pub of the month award for June 2015 and are also taking the opportunity to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the pub re-opening under it's current ownership.
  • Planning news – pubs under threat and some new ones! - Potential lost locals...
  • theplough640 Save the Plough! - With over 20 pubs a week closing, another local under threat is not headline news and many people may not give it a second thought. However, a group of local residents have launched a strong campaign to save the Plough Inn on Sandygate Road, Crosspool.
  • Harlequin pic Harlequin - The Harlequin now has a dedicated Cider Bar meaning that 3 of its 14 real ciders are available on hand pull. The rest are still available, obviously, but if you're desperate for a pint to fill the 30 seconds required for someone to run to the cellar, you'll not be left thirsty.

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Inn Brief

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    Inn Brief

    In addition to the Castle at Bolsterstone, John and Tracy, have recently also taken on the Green Dragon at Thurgoland. They have been at the Castle for some months and have built up, what was, a declining trade. Three handpumps are in use on a daily basis, usually including beer from Bradfield and Robinsons.

    The new managers at the Castle Inn, Bradway are Mark & Gillian. Abbeydale Moonshine is now the regularly available beer, usually alongside Bradfield Farmers Blonde and a guest bitter. Food is now available again served Tuesday to Saturday 12:00-15:30 and 17:00-20:30 plus Sunday lunches served 12:00-15:00. Live music features one Saturday a month and there may be a second entertainment night added per month soon.

    The Angel at Holmesfield now has four beers on handpump: The two regulars are Abbeydale Moonshine and Chatsworth Bakewell Best Bitter. These are backed up by two guest ales. At time of visit these were “Wards” Best Bitter and Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold.

    The Horse & Jockey at Unstone has introduced real ale, at last report this was Timothy Taylors Boltmaker at a bargain introductory price of £2.20 a pint.

    The Inn at Troway now has a guest beer alongside the Thornbridge offerings, with the latest guest at time of writing being Bradfield Farmers Brown Cow.

    The Peacock at Owler Bar has reopened following a minor refurbishment.

    A framed document on the wall of the Palm Tree, Walkley lists the landlords of the pub from Joseph Smith in 1856 to David Harrison 2000 to 2015. Jo now runs the pub and David who lives nearby still calls in. The pub is open plan with a neat and tidy beer garden and play area at the back and a smoking area at the front and is child and dog friendly. On Palm Street the pub is served by the number 52 and 95 bus routes. Jo says she will continue with free snooker on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday is open mic night with a light buffet provided. Saturday there is live music in the evening and Sunday is Fun Day. Tetley Bitter and Farmer’s Blonde are on the bar at a very reasonable price.

    The Ball Inn, Crookes has had the old wooden decking replace with stone flags and a stylish stainless steel and glass surround. Having 14 hand pumps there is always a good choice of beers and ciders.

    The Red Deer on Pitt Street, Sheffield City Centre, has increased the discount offered on pints of real ale to card carrying CAMRA members to 10%.

    Confirmation of news from the Wellington at Shalesmoor is still awaited at the time of going to press. It will soon be under new ownership. Watch this space!

    Work has finally started on the refurbishment of the Ship Inn at Shalesmoor, following a period of closure since Greene King Brewery sold the pub to the pub company that now owns it. It is expected that the refurbishment will be a simple and sympathetic one, preserving the character of the pub but making it a bit less ‘worn out’. A date for reopening hasn’t yet been announced but it is expected to be late September.

    Beery Bits

    North Union Brewing Co, the beer business set up by Iain Kenny who previously brewed for Kelham Island Brewery, may soon be getting premises! Currently North Union is cuckoo brewing at Harthill and selling only bottled beers, however Iain is looking at moving his own brewery into a railway arch near the Victoria Hotel in Sheffield and expanding into craft keg.

    Worksop and Retford Brewery – Local Sheffield CAMRA members, Dave Pickersgill and John Stocks are giving their illustrated talk, ‘The Worksop and Retford Brewery,’ at Worksop Library on Wednesday 16th.September @ 14:00. The associated e-book is available on Kindle.

    Travel news

    Stagecoach Supertram are now back running normally following a summer of works to replace the track in a number of areas, to celebrate this along with the 21st anniversary of the tram system opening there are cheap fares being offered on the trams and the dedicated link buses to Stocksbridge, Stannington and Killamarsh – a maximum single fare of £1.70, day ticket at £3 and weekly ticket at £9.80.  These offers run from Saturday 29th August to Sunday 25th October. Additionally there is a £1 all day travel offer on Sundays in August with free car parking at park & ride sites also offered on those Sundays.

    On the bus front a consultation on changes to the bus network took place during July, this is due to be implemented from 1st November – so advance warning – look out for the new routes, timetables and tickets coming soon!

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Campaign News

  • GBG 2016 COVER Good Beer Guide 2016 - The new edition of the national CAMRA Good Beer Guide book is due to be published this month and is the perfect buy - or Christmas gift for - the person that travels around the UK and wants to know where is recommended for good beer. It features the best pubs in each area, as selected by local CAMRA branches.
  • List Your Local Logo Final (1) Sheffield ACV update - Sheffield and District CAMRA has piloted a national CAMRA scheme which encourages branches to nominate pubs in their area as Assets of Community Value (ACV). The scheme is now open to all CAMRA branches.
  • WhatPub What does the committee pubs officer do? - Sheffield CAMRA's new Pubs Officers, Paul Crofts and Mark Boardley on the challenge of keeping track of Sheffield & District pubs.
  • Brief report from the National CAMRA Members Weekend & AGM - A few of us from Sheffield & District branch spent the weekend in Nottingham for the national CAMRA Members Weekend
  • So what actually is this real ale you talk of and what is CAMRA about? - Real Ale, also known as cask conditioned beer (although is also available from bottles or key-kegs as well as casks!), is traditionally the British way of doing the best, freshest craft beer.
  • New committee, new start - The new Chairman is Andrew Cullen, editor of Beer Matters, and we also welcome some new committee members in the shape of Branch Secretary Sadie Skipworth who has recently moved to Sheffield from Norwich, Beer Festival Organiser Louise Singleton and Pubs Officer Mark Boardley.
  • Science, history and brewing at Kelham Island Industrial Museum - As it was both National Science Week and Sheffield Beer Week, it was appropriate to have a beer-themed Science event at the venue of the Sheffield CAMRA Beer Festival.
  • Make your pub an asset of Community Value - Pubs that are listed as Assets of Community Value (England only) require planning permission to be demolished or changed to any other use. In effect existing permitted development rights will be removed for pubs listed as ACVs for as long as the pub is on the local authorities list. These landmark changes can be attributed […]
  • Craft beer becomes an everyday item… but what is it? - The latest Retail Price Index (RPI) now includes ‘craft beer’. Hence, we contacted the Office for National Statistics for their definition: ‘The aim is to pick up prices for a single 500ml bottle of beer. They are not mainstream beers, are usually well packaged and are sometimes considered to be of higher quality. They must […]
  • Ah, the old sparkler question… - While downing a convivial pint with friends at one of Sheffield’s premier cask ale pubs, I was dismayed to find that while the beer was served in oversized glasses, there was an absence of the good thick creamy head which typifies (or used to typify) a pint of fine Yorkshire ale. The little head there […]

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Other News

  • Worksop & Retford Brewery story continues - Local Sheffield CAMRA members, Dave Pickersgill and John Stocks gave an illustrated talk, 'The Worksop and Retford Brewery,' at The Station Hotel, Worksop on Thursday 26th March.
  • beer-master-standing-cropped Win a year’s worth of beer with our “Beer Master’s Tache” competition - This year’s Great British Beer Festival will be hosted by the BEER MASTER, who has used all of his extensive knowledge to select more than 900 of the best beers, ciders and perries from Britain and overseas.
  • DSC_0494 Beer Central - Beer Central have just celebrated their first six months of trading down in the Moor Market and continue to sell an excellent range of bottles, cans, mini-kegs and gift boxes.